Sheet Music, 1910-1919

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ISBN

MUM00682, 0131

Description

Cover: caricature of an African American band; photo inset of Sophie Tucker; Publisher: Will Rossiter (Chicago)

Subject Headings (Library of Congress)

Songs -- United States -- 20th Century; Popular Music -- United States

Relational Format

music score

Original Format

scores

Original Collection

Sheldon Harris Collection (MUM00682), Archives and Special Collections, University of Mississippi Libraries

Lyrics

Lyrics:
First verse
In Alabama land, They have a Jazbo Band that plays the Weary Blues Till you dance way your shoes Just see that Leader man, With baton in his hand, and listen to the trombone groan, listen to the cello moan.
Chorus
Oh that Alabama Jazbo Band You all know their wonderful harmony's grand Just notice Jasper Grinn, Sawing on that violin; Say! did you see Bill Bailey Strumming on that Ukelele? Hear Jim Johnson playing that old cornet And Josephus blow his clarinet Did you hear that drum? Ain't that going some? Oh! that Alabama Jazbo Band. Oh that Alabama Jazbo Band You all know their wonderful harmony's grand Just notice Jasper Grinn, Sawing on that violin; Say! did you see Bill Bailey Strumming on that Ukelele? Hear Jim Johnson playing that old cornet And Josephus blow his clarinet Did you hear that drum? Ain't that going some? Oh! that Alabama Jazbo Band.
Second verse
This Alabama Band All medals in the land they've won and that's no bluff, Know how to do their stuff, Just see them on parade, Put others in the shad, Now hold your horses here they come, See the children on the run.
(Chorus)

Content Disclaimer

The derogatory terms, images, and ideas that appear in some of this sheet music are not condoned by the University of Mississippi. They do represent the attitudes of a number of Americans at the times the songs were published. As such, it is hoped that the sheet music in this collection can aid students of music, history, and other disciplines to better understand popular American music and racial stereotypes from the 19th- and early 20th-centuries.

That Alabama Jazbo Band / words by W. Benton Overstreet

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